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Bill M Shockley

March 9, 1936 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 85)

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Bill Mac Shockley, 85, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at his home.


Bill was born March 9, 1936 in Spiro, Oklahoma to George and Stella Shockley. He served honorably in the United States Army for 3 years and then went on to serve for the United States Navy for 17 years. After serving, he went on to settling down his roots with his family. He was a very honest man and would tell you exactly what was on his mind. He could be found watching TV, taking care of his fruit trees, online shopping, and tinkering in his shop. He enjoyed having his friends over to chat and would always have a pot of coffee ready. He cherished his time with his family and would have ice cream ready for his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Chris Shockley, David Shockley, Ernie Smith, and Rick Smith and wife, Barbara; daughter-in-law, Donna Shockley; grandchildren, Jared Shockley and wife, Trina, Derk Shockley and wife, Monica, and Desirae Shockley, Stacy McIntrye, Amanda Edens and husband, Kevin, Dustin Smith and wife, Rosamaria, Johnny Knowlton, Michael Knowlton and wife, Leigh, Amanda Knowlton, Lori Hawkins and husband, Stewart; great grand-children, Serenity Shockley, Zaun Shockley, and Oliver Shockley, Jacob White, McKenzie Shockley, Austin McIntrye, Caden McIntrye, Kaylyn Edens, Riley Edens, Kelsey Edens, Lily Smith, Trinity Smith, Isaac Smith, Bryson Knowlton, Knox Knowlton, Penelope Hawkins, Parker Hawkins, Phoenix Hawkins, new baby coming in September; his little dog, Mooch; and many other loved ones.


He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cleo Shockley; daughter, Regina Shockley; son, Larry Shockley; grandson, Donald Shelley; great grandchildren, Landon Shockley and Elle Shockley.


Visitation will be held 4:00pm-7:00pm, Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Monday, March 29, 2021 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Bell will officiate the service. Military honors will follow at Joyce Cemetery in Springdale, AR for the burial. 

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March 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
2230 N. Thompson Street
Springdale, AR 72764

Funeral Service
March 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Backstrom - Pyeatte Funeral Chapel
2230 N. Thompson Street
Springdale, AR 72764

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